The Independent Adoption Center is committed to complete transparency in its operations. Recently, we posted wait times for every adoptive placement the organization has made from 2006 through May 2011. These statistics show the following:
- The average wait time from when a prospective adoptive family completes all of their pre-adoption paperwork and a child is placed in their home is 14 months.
- The median wait time is 11 months. (Half of families have a wait time less than 11 months, half wait more than 11 months)
- 70% of adoptive families have a placement within 18 months, 90% have a placement within 28 months.
Furthermore, we provide details of the wait time for every family who adopted through the IAC over the last four and a half years. In addition, we provide a breakdown of wait times for Gay male families, Lesbian families, single parent families, and families with children.
Gay male families, Lesbian families and families with children wait an average of 14 months for an adoptive placement, which is the same as the wait time for all IAC families. Single parent families have an average wait of 15 months, but this statistic is based on just 21 single parent placements so may not be as representative as we would like.
More than 50% of families have a placement within 12 months. 70% have a placement within 18 months and 90% of families have a placement by 28 months.